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(Chicago Reader)   "Pour-your-own-beer" bars promise unmediated experience between you and a veritable buffet of great beers. As it happens, I have a pour-your-own-beer bar in my kitchen with no paper menus either; where's MY review?   ( chicagoreader.com) divider line
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2017-08-17 11:05:46 PM  
Idea:

A bar with a thousand kegs of beer and taps that dispense from them at random.

Maybe you'll get Natty Light. Maybe you'll get Pliny the Elder. Equal odds.
 
2017-08-17 11:40:39 PM  
Subby's Grill and Drafthouse - Review

Poor beer selection
Tacky decor
Insisted on serving Laphroaig
Server was pretty hot

Rating 4/10
 
2017-08-18 12:34:45 AM  
This is wasteful. Most people don't know how to pour a decent glass of beer. Let someone with experience do the honors and not create a bunch of foamy sadness.

/remember to tip your server
 
2017-08-18 01:23:48 AM  

Cyrus the Mediocre: Insisted on serving Laphroaig


What's wrong with this?

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2017-08-18 01:56:21 AM  

Sid_6.7: Idea:

A bar with a thousand kegs of beer and taps that dispense from them at random.

Maybe you'll get Natty Light. Maybe you'll get Pliny the Elder. Equal odds.


Had my first bottles of Pliny the Elder last year.  I would gladly choke down a glass of Natty Light for another of that sweet nectar.  I thought it was all hype, but that stuff was amazing.
 
2017-08-18 02:05:39 AM  

Maybe you should drive: Sid_6.7: Idea:

A bar with a thousand kegs of beer and taps that dispense from them at random.

Maybe you'll get Natty Light. Maybe you'll get Pliny the Elder. Equal odds.

Had my first bottles of Pliny the Elder last year.  I would gladly choke down a glass of Natty Light for another of that sweet nectar.  I thought it was all hype, but that stuff was amazing.


Honestly I'm more of a Scotch guy. I just Googled for what seemed like a general consensus on an elitist high-end beer to try and make the joke work. Can you even get the high-end elitist stuff in kegs?

/I drink a lot of Yuengling
 
2017-08-18 02:23:12 AM  
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Keg Party!
 
2017-08-18 02:46:21 AM  

Sid_6.7: Can you even get the high-end elitist stuff in kegs?


Some of it, sure.  Pliny the Elder, I don't think so.  I only got it from two friends who waited outside the brewery to buy some for me as a birthday gift.  Very good friends. I doubt I'll ever have it again, but would gladly welcome the opportunity to do so.

I just looked and saw that folks are asking 8.99 for empty bottles on Ebay, which is ridiculous.  You can buy a pretty decent 22 oz beer for that price.  But I guess that speaks to the mystique of the stuff.
 
2017-08-18 03:59:20 AM  

Sid_6.7: Idea:

A bar with a thousand kegs of beer and taps that dispense from them at random.


That sounds like the Halloween party I went to in Chico in 88. Ended up getting whacked in the head with a bottle of air freshener torn off a guy dressed as a toilet on my way out. I saw stars for like ten minutes.

/csb
 
2017-08-18 04:01:48 AM  

fusillade762: whacked in the head with a bottle of air freshener torn off a guy dressed as a toilet on my way out.


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I mean, that's just weird.
 
2017-08-18 06:18:58 AM  
I see on their "Food" selection that Avocado Toast is front and center.

/ not surprised.
// no Burger or Reuben Sandwich either....
 
2017-08-18 06:41:05 AM  
Or, hear me out here, OR since I'm paying you money, you pour my gotdammed beer and bring it over to my table too while you're at it.

What's with these places that take some sort of service charging the same price or more, like the place in the article, but make you do shiat yourself?

Hey after the pour your own beer bar lets go out to a restaurant where you get to make your own meal, that'd be sweet!

The repair my own car place I went to last week was pretty damn fun too!
 
2017-08-18 07:00:58 AM  

Boo_Guy: Or, hear me out here, OR since I'm paying you money, you pour my gotdammed beer and bring it over to my table too while you're at it.

What's with these places that take some sort of service charging the same price or more, like the place in the article, but make you do shiat yourself?

Hey after the pour your own beer bar lets go out to a restaurant where you get to make your own meal, that'd be sweet!

The repair my own car place I went to last week was pretty damn fun too!


I'm a big fan of The Pub here - the only have one beer on tap, Pilsner Urquell (tank, not kegged). Not only pour my own beer, but order from the menu from the table. Server just delivers cutlery and my order. Maybe shots if we are feeling particularly idiotic. There's also a big board which ranks you according to how much your table drank (vs the bar and other locations).

Their tips are probably shiat and they have to deal with drunk stag/bachelor parties who are drinking as fast as they want.
 
2017-08-18 07:04:21 AM  

Boo_Guy: Or, hear me out here, OR since I'm paying you money, you pour my gotdammed beer and bring it over to my table too while you're at it.

What's with these places that take some sort of service charging the same price or more, like the place in the article, but make you do shiat yourself?

Hey after the pour your own beer bar lets go out to a restaurant where you get to make your own meal, that'd be sweet!

The repair my own car place I went to last week was pretty damn fun too!


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2017-08-18 08:02:31 AM  
Oh, the magical experience of pouring your own beer?

Sounds entrancing, you know, unless you do it for a living, in which case, I gladly pay for someone who can do a decent pour, and will bring the sucker to me, because they'll tote up my bill, and I can pay in cash.

Don't get me wrong, they'll do decent business with hipsters who don't work in the service industry, but I think I'll stick to somewhere else to find my magical experience. Preferably with a bourbon or knock of rye on the back. And generally at a place where I know the bartender, because oddly enough, I LIKE folks in the industry. Those are my people...
 
2017-08-18 08:19:15 AM  

Cajnik: Boo_Guy: Or, hear me out here, OR since I'm paying you money, you pour my gotdammed beer and bring it over to my table too while you're at it.

What's with these places that take some sort of service charging the same price or more, like the place in the article, but make you do shiat yourself?

Hey after the pour your own beer bar lets go out to a restaurant where you get to make your own meal, that'd be sweet!

The repair my own car place I went to last week was pretty damn fun too!

I'm a big fan of The Pub here - the only have one beer on tap, Pilsner Urquell (tank, not kegged). Not only pour my own beer, but order from the menu from the table. Server just delivers cutlery and my order. Maybe shots if we are feeling particularly idiotic. There's also a big board which ranks you according to how much your table drank (vs the bar and other locations).

Their tips are probably shiat and they have to deal with drunk stag/bachelor parties who are drinking as fast as they want.


I went to a place in Prague called the Beer Factory when I was in town for a concert.  It was a wonderful time but now that I look it says its closed.  Where are you posting from that has Pilsner Urquell on tap?
 
zez
2017-08-18 09:15:01 AM  
We have one here in St. Louis called "Tapped" it's a nice little novelty at first, but it's kind of a pain to have to keep getting up to get another beer, also, after 4 full beers they shut you off until they see how drunk you are.

One nice thing is you can pour just a little to see if you like it, but since you pay by the ounce you're paying for that taster, most good bars will pour you a taster for free.

I'd rather just go to iTap.
 
2017-08-18 09:21:22 AM  
One of my favorite memories of Prague.

You walk in, sit down, they hand you a glass and the table has a tap in the middle of it.  You paid by the liter.  however, after 20-30 minutes, i noticed a TV on the wall.  Asked my co-workers what the TV was displaying.  It was scoring how much each table was drinking and then the board changed and it was scoring the participating bars in the city!   Nothing like a little beer drinking competition.

The place only sold one kind of beer but I didn't care.  Didn't find a single beer during my visit that I didn't enjoy.

/gotta go back.  The hockey was a bit weird. most polite games of hockey i've ever seen.
 
2017-08-18 09:54:06 AM  

zez: We have one here in St. Louis called "Tapped" it's a nice little novelty at first, but it's kind of a pain to have to keep getting up to get another beer, also, after 4 full beers they shut you off until they see how drunk you are.

One nice thing is you can pour just a little to see if you like it, but since you pay by the ounce you're paying for that taster, most good bars will pour you a taster for free.

I'd rather just go to iTap.


2nd on that.  Within walking distance of my house, and was excited for it.  Went twice, and not impressed.  You can't really drink enough to get drunk, all of your drinks are metered.  You have a wristband that shows you how much you poured, and how much left.

Turns out that I'm not that good at pouring, and get only about 3/4 glasses of beer.

Go to Schflay instead, it's right down the street.
 
zez
2017-08-18 10:27:07 AM  

wonkable: zez: We have one here in St. Louis called "Tapped" it's a nice little novelty at first, but it's kind of a pain to have to keep getting up to get another beer, also, after 4 full beers they shut you off until they see how drunk you are.

One nice thing is you can pour just a little to see if you like it, but since you pay by the ounce you're paying for that taster, most good bars will pour you a taster for free.

I'd rather just go to iTap.

2nd on that.  Within walking distance of my house, and was excited for it.  Went twice, and not impressed.  You can't really drink enough to get drunk, all of your drinks are metered.  You have a wristband that shows you how much you poured, and how much left.

Turns out that I'm not that good at pouring, and get only about 3/4 glasses of beer.

Go to Schflay instead, it's right down the street.


Or Side Project, or 2 Shift, Or Modern, or UCBC... They are all right down the street too!
 
2017-08-18 10:40:59 AM  

Sid_6.7: Idea:

A bar with a thousand kegs of beer and taps that dispense from them at random.

Maybe you'll get Natty Light. Maybe you'll get Pliny the Elder. Equal odds.


Yeah, well maybe you'll get paid and maybe you won't.
 
2017-08-18 11:09:23 AM  
Because your beer selection is PBR and Bud Lite, subby.
 
2017-08-18 11:16:16 AM  
It's very light...

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2017-08-18 11:53:16 AM  

fragMasterFlash: This is wasteful. Most people don't know how to pour a decent glass of beer. Let someone with experience do the honors and not create a bunch of foamy sadness.


Also unsanitary.  I even see bartenders dip the faucets into the beer all the time.  I don't want to share fluids with the rest of the bar.
 
2017-08-18 12:24:12 PM  
I love the one by me, Barrel Republic

Always rotating in new flavors. Lot of fun to just go and sample a bunch.
 
2017-08-18 02:47:16 PM  
We've had one of those for over a year in bumfark Tallahassee.  Are these really new elsewhere?
 
2017-08-18 04:23:30 PM  

Splinthar: Cajnik: Boo_Guy: Or, hear me out here, OR since I'm paying you money, you pour my gotdammed beer and bring it over to my table too while you're at it.

What's with these places that take some sort of service charging the same price or more, like the place in the article, but make you do shiat yourself?

Hey after the pour your own beer bar lets go out to a restaurant where you get to make your own meal, that'd be sweet!

The repair my own car place I went to last week was pretty damn fun too!

I'm a big fan of The Pub here - the only have one beer on tap, Pilsner Urquell (tank, not kegged). Not only pour my own beer, but order from the menu from the table. Server just delivers cutlery and my order. Maybe shots if we are feeling particularly idiotic. There's also a big board which ranks you according to how much your table drank (vs the bar and other locations).

Their tips are probably shiat and they have to deal with drunk stag/bachelor parties who are drinking as fast as they want.

I went to a place in Prague called the Beer Factory when I was in town for a concert.  It was a wonderful time but now that I look it says its closed.  Where are you posting from that has Pilsner Urquell on tap?


The Pub

It started as a Czech thing but now there are a few in Berlin, Vienna and Bucharest
 
2017-08-18 05:16:25 PM  
NOPE
 
2017-08-19 12:43:04 PM  
But how do I hit on an electronic bartender when I get drunk?
 
2017-08-19 01:48:44 PM  

Maybe you should drive: Pliny the Elder, I don't think so.  I only got it from two friends who waited outside the brewery to buy some for me as a birthday gift.


Pliny the Elder should not be that difficult to track down; the restaurant across from my office offers it.  (Pliny the Younger, however, is available for just 2 weeks during February.  However, I don't think it is ever bottled.)

http://www.sonomamag.com/pliny-the-younger-release/
 
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